Patience is important when you’re a photographer, especially when you’re a pet photographer. “Moments: Patience” is our theme this week for Week 35 of our professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. It’s another lesson from the book “The Visual Toolbox: 60 Lessons for Stronger Photographers” by David DuChemin.

As a photographer, it’s important to have patience in order to get the right moment to capture. As a pet photographer, I often patiently go through many takes to make sure I get the images I need. Pets can move quickly and can be easily distracted, so you need to have patience to work with them.

As you can see from the “outtake” images for this week’s topic, Mr. Bojangles had some other ideas on what he should be doing.

And sometimes, you never get exactly what you’re looking for, but you make it work.

Now, to see more results of patience, head over to About A Dog Photography in St. Cloud, MN, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite location, use the hot pink “BOOK NOW” button to the right of this post (at the bottom or your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at], or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

P.S. Don’t worry about Mr. Bojangles being in the middle of the street, there was no danger as the road was closed for construction.

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